Mobile Journalism  Short Courses

Course Information

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Saturday 17 March 2018 09:30 09:30 - 16:30 £120.00 CS1770 Apply Now

Course Content

More and more journalists are now using their smartphone as an electronic news gathering device as online magazines and newspapers increasingly expect reporters to add multimedia content to their story.

Smartphones have become a key tool for capturing stories, but how do you create high-quality video that will stand out from the crowd? City, University of London's one-day mobile journalism course is ideal for industry professionals and those with no background in journalism but looking to develop their multimedia skills using an iPhone or Android smartphone.

This one-day Mobile Journalism Masterclass will teach you how to record audio and how to shoot video using your iPhone or Android smartphone, including:

  • Shoot video and learn how to frame the subject correctly using well established cinematography techniques
  • Learn how to use natural lighting to illuminate and model the subject
  • Learn how to record interviews and use a microphone to get the best sound
  • Use good interview technique and learn how to edit for the sound
  • Take photographs and learn how to use picture composition and rule of
  • Use audio recordings and photographs to create a slideshow
  • Learn how to edit your video clips and use an editing app to create a video news story
  • Launch video news stories online using social media and web sites.

The course is relevant to both industry professionals and those with no background in journalism.

Why choose the Mobile Journalism short course?

City, University of London is one of the most reputable universities in the area of journalism; ranking 1st in London for Communication and Media Studies, according to the Complete University Guide 2018 and due to our excellent links within the media sector, the university is able to offer exceptional courses at low cost.

Mobile Journalism (MOJO) is becoming increasingly important, not only within the journalism industry but across all organisations that need to capture mobile footage of an event as it unfolds, such as NGOs, PR agencies, broadcasting or social media specialists.  It’s also excellent training for event managers or marketing and communications professionals.

Anyone with a broad interest in video production or recording with mobile phones could also benefit. The one-day workshop will take you through best practice of smartphone videography to make your story stand out.


Tutor Info

Bill Shepherd Expert, Bill Shepherd, works as Production Editor at The Guardian and The Observer newspapers and is a member of the Guild of Television Camera Proffesionals.


No background knowledge in journalism is required however, students should have an interest in creating stories using their smartphone.

English Requirements

Applicants should have a basic understanding of English.

What will I learn?

The one-day mobile journalism course will teach you all you need to know to get up and running, from cinematography techniques, audio, lighting, editing, through to publishing video online.

Teaching and Assessment

The course will be taught using a mix of presentations, demonstrations, role play, group discussions and feedback.

Recommended Reading

Related reading materials and further information will be advised by the Course Tutor.

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